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Municipality of the County of Halifax fonds
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- Textual record
- Multiple media
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Records held at NSARM were previously known as RG 35-312.
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- Variations in title: Records held at NSARM were previously known as RG 35-312.
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- Halifax (N.S.: County).
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ca. 300 m of textual records
ca. 1000 photographs
ca. 200 maps
ca. 25 audio cassettes
ca. 25 videocassettes
ca. 20 artifacts
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The boundaries of Halifax County were established in 1759 and were much larger than what became known as Halifax County, as Sydney, Pictou and Colchester Counties were removed. The Halifax County Court of General Sessions of the Peace oversaw local administration until the 1879 County Incorporation Act replaced it with an eleted municipal council. Council consisted of one representative for each county district, thirty-one at the time. A warden was then elected from amongst the councillors, by the councillors, to serve as chief executive officer of the council. The number of councillors changed throughout the years to reflect changes in district boundaries. On 1 April 1996, the Municipality of the County of Halifax amalgamated with the City of Halifax, the City of Dartmouth, and the Town of Bedford to form Halifax Regional Municipality. Colonel J.W. Laurie from Waverley was the county’s first warden. See [a complete list of the county’s elected officials] (https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/municipal-archives/source-guides/elected-officials-lists") .
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records of the Municipality of the County of Halifax.
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Finding aids for series and subseries are available onsite. Consult series and subseries descriptions for details.
NSARM holds Halifax County Court of General Sessions of the Peace records, 1770-1880. (see RG 34-312)